Made in the 1980s, this German Navy film shows the submarine service including life aboard a submarine. We don't speak German and are not well educated about the German Navy so hoping some of you in the community can tell us more about this film. We believe the boat shown is U9 (S188), a Type 205 submarine of the German Navy. She was laid down on 10 December 1964 by Howaldtswerke of Kiel. U9 was launched on 20 October 1966 and commissioned on 11 April 1967. She was decommissioned on 3 June 1993, and is now a museum ship at Technikmuseum Speyer in Speyer.6. Also shown in the film are fast attack torpedo boats, as well as LST type landing craft delivering Marines at a landing exercise. The film also shows the crew of an anti-submarine warfare aircraft flying a patrol mission.
The Type 205 was a class of German diesel-electric submarines. They were single-hull vessels optimized for the use in the shallow Baltic Sea.
The Type 205 submarine is a direct evolution of the Type 201 class with lengthened hull, new machinery and sensors. The biggest difference though is that ST-52 steel is used for the pressure hull since the Type 201's non-magnetic steel proved to be problematic. Type 206, the follow-on class, finally succeeded with non-magnetic steel hulls.
The Type 205 was in service with the Royal Danish Navy until 2004, in which it was known as Narhvalen class. The Danish boats differed slightly from the German ones to meet special Danish demands. Responsible for the design and construction was the Ingenieurkontor Lübeck (IKL) headed by Ulrich Gabler.
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